By RICARDO FERMIZA
Spokesperson, Magtanggol Roque Command
The Magtanggol Roque Command of the New People's Army calls the latest 'trophy' of the 10th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a pathetic spin. 10th ID-AFP spokesperson Lt. Col. Medel Aguilar recently declared that the AFP captured a "high-ranking NPA leader" in the region in the person of one Percival Manimog a.k.a. Bingbong during a supposed AFP combat operation, Monday, September 6 in Monkayo, Compostela Valley.
While Manimog has denied the charges against him and has pointed out that he's been inactive since 2006, Lt. Col. Aguilar insisted otherwise. In a media conference, Aguilar presented Manimog as an active NPA leader and made him the AFP's latest prized trophy.
This incident only shows Lt. Col. Aguilar's desperation to show even just a morsel of success in the regime's counter-revolutionary war amid the recent AFP battlefield defeats — through lies and misrepresentations.
For one, Manimog, a former NPA member, has long been out of the revolutionary movement; second, the AFP is making up false identities to corrupt funds from the AFP social integration program. Only the corrupt-ridden AFP bureaucracy can concoct this latest misrepresentation in order to gain propaganda points and siphon people's money.